Switched sprint galaxy s3 to ting without a donor? Will setting SPC to 0's help?

Hi all,

I'm thinking about switching to ting, and want to do it with a sprint galaxy s3. So far the only true success stories I've heard involved using a donor phone + cdma workshop? Has anyone switched to ting without a donor phone? 

 

So far some folks have told me I'll get blocked when I try due to sprint not allowing lte devices to switch to sprint mvno's. I have wondered if changing the SPC code will help with this, as a user on xda figured out how to do this yesterday: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2034555&page=3

Thanks in advance for the help! I apologize for being a bit of a cdma noob! 

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  • Unfortunately, your only option at the moment is to use a donor phone with the S3.  The reason is because the Bring Your Own Device program cannot work with LTE based phones such as the S3.  Ting hopes to have that restriction lifted in the near future, but that is a relatively vague time frame.  

    Changing the SPC just helps with using a donor phone.  The real issue is your MEID which you have to get from a donor phone and then make your S3 pretend to be the donor phone.  Otherwise, give it a few months and hopefully they will be able to do LTE phone transfers by then.

    I recently brought over an S2 without a donor phone, but that is a WiMAX phone.  Process worked great.

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  • The big problem with the donor phone processes is the loss of features. No LTE and an unknown success rate for data speeds. 

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  • Thanks for the responses! Yes, I asked a similar question on xda and one of the folks working with ting on the GS3 process mentioned that it boils down to Sprint not releasing the MEID's for lte phones yet.

    I don't care about lte that much, just 3G data is good enough for me. The main reason I prefer the GS3 over a photon is actually that I prefer having the latest os, and want to be able to occasionally use it as a world phone (yes, there's someone also hacking a way to do this with the sprint version over on xda - it requires buying an extra sim card slot on ebay compared to just buying a verizon gs3  though) 

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  • Ah yes...so tempting to hack Sprint's servers and "liberate" the needed lte info >.> I don't think I'll be risking that though. Too much of a pain to deal with the legal repercussions of that endeavor. I'd be tempting fate otherwise, lol.

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